Not everyone lives a hop, skip and a jump away from Shakespeare’s Globe, but now – thanks to the internet – theatre lovers have access to a raft of plays performed at the iconic London venue over the last five years.
Globe Player is a brand-new platform offering full-length, HD versions of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the historic setting for users to rent or buy. Missed out on Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in Twelfth Night? Or Roger Allam in Henry IV parts 1 and 2? Fear not, they’re both available, along with a bank of over 100 free interviews on Shakespeare featuring the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Ian McKellen, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and more.
The Globe’s database also includes every foreign language play from 2012’s Globe to Globe festival of international Shakespeare, as well as standout productions from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
The headline acts from 2013 – including Colin Morgan and Roger Allam’s The Tempest and Eve Best’s directorial debut Macbeth – will launch on the player in the coming months.
“The Globe is always looking for bold new ways to take Shakespeare out into the world and share his astonishing plays with as many people as possible,” said Dominic Dromgoole, the venue’s artistic director.
“Globe Player will allow us to reach brand new audiences and to make access to our productions simple and seamless for anyone with the internet. We are delighted to be the first theatre with its own dedicated video-on-demand platform.”
Rental prices will range from £2.99 to £3.99 while purchases can be made for between £4.99 and £7.99.
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